Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Shrimpie a Day

Tell your mom that you need shrimp for heart and brain health.

Shrimp have lots of taurine and lots of Omega-3 EFAs.

Taurine is an amino acid, a necessary nutrient. Any decent brand of cat food will supplement taurine, however some of it is destroyed by heat in the canning process. Cats have lost the ability to synthesize taurine. If they don't get enough from food they can suffer from Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), a potentially deadly heart condition.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are necessary for the healthy functioning of every system in the cat's body. EFAs are found in seafood and some plants such as flaxseed and avocados.

A shrimpie a day keeps the V-E-T away.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the informative post Breeze. I always hear my pals from across the pond talking about prawns, which is guess is similiar to or maybe even the same as shrimp. You are making M think maybe she should buy some shrimpies to give me. I wonder if she can cut dem up fine enough so I can eat without any toothies. Guess we won't know until we try it.

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  2. My kitties are going to be happy to hear about this!!

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